Islamic Jihad Declares Ceasefire After Firing 30 Rockets at Israel, Massive Retaliation
by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
October 27, 2018
Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad said on Saturday that it would halt attacks into Israel from the Gaza Strip after firing the heaviest rocket salvos across the border since August. One of the largest armed groups operating in Gaza, Islamic Jihad said it fired the rockets in retaliation for Israel’s killing of four Palestinian rioters on Friday. Israel in response struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. A spokesman for the militants said an Egyptian-mediated truce had been reached. READ MORE
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